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Pop-Up Grant Recipients

TACA Pop-Up Grant Recipients

TACA Pop-Up Grants reward exciting artistic work that fuels a local culture of creativity and innovation. Thanks to the generosity of the March Family Foundation and PNC, two-thirds of the grants we give will go directly into the hands of key and supporting artists in 2024.

Since August 2020, TACA has awarded $514,750 in grants to 116 arts programs and 1,202 artists.

HEADER PHOTO: Nasher Sculpture Center, photo by Kevin Todora

Meet our Grant Recipients

January & February 2024

Dallas Black Dance Theatre & Dallas Museum of Art

Echoes of Diaspora: A Ballet Inspired by “Afro-Atlantic Histories”

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$5,000 Artist Bonus Funding

Irving Symphony Orchestra

Let’s Dance

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$5,000 Artist Bonus Funding

Nasher Sculpture Center

Empire of Dirt

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$5,000 Artist Bonus Funding

Nasher Sculpture Center – Empire of Dirt

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November & December 2023

Avant Chamber Ballet

Dracula

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$5,000 Artist Bonus Funding

Kitchen Dog Theater

Safe at Home

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$5,000 Artist Bonus Funding

Bishop Arts Theatre Center’s Othello- Photo Credit: Danielle Maggio

Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Othello Adapted by Franky D. Gonzalez

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$5,000 Artist Bonus Funding

The Dallas Opera

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant

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September & October 2023

Dallas Children’s Theater

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$5,000 Artist Bonus Funding

Dallas Theater Center

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant

Junior Players

Shakespeare with Henry

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$5,000 Artist Bonus Funding

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Dallas Theater Center’s The Rocky Horror Show – Photo by Kim Leeson

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July & August 2023

African American Museum of Dallas

If You Look Hard Enough, You Can See Our Future

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant

AT&T Performing Arts Center

 The DASH Ensemble presents The Power of Collision

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$5,000 Artist Bonus Funding

AT&T Performing Arts Center

B. Moore Dance presents Jazz, Soul, Funk, Classics

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$5,000 Artist Bonus Funding

Fair Assembly

As You Like It

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$5,000 Artist Bonus Funding

The Watering Hole Collective

Spring Awakening 

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$5,000 Artist Bonus Funding

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SPRING AWAKENING (Watering Hole Collective) Photo by Credit: Mac Welch

May & June 2023

AT&T Performing Arts Center

 Agora Artists presents Eldert Lofts

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$5,000 Artist Bonus Funding

Echo Theatre

Natural Shocks & I AND YOU

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$5,000 Artist Bonus Funding

Prism Movement Theatre

Circe: The Song of Benedito

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$5,000 Artist Bonus Funding

WaterTower Theatre

Manic Monologues

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$5,000 Artist Bonus Funding

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March & April 2023

Verdigris Ensemble

SHAMS

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$5,000 Artist Bonus Funding to 16 Key Artists and 3 Supporting Artists

Cara Mia Theatre

Origenes/Origins & To DIE:GO with Leaves

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$4000 Artist Bonus Funding to 14 Key Artists and 10 Supporting Artists

Pegasus Contemporary Ballet

Synergy: Dallas Music In Motion

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$5,000 Artist Bonus Funding to 5 Key Artists and 4 Supporting Artists

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SYNERGY (Pegasus Contemporary Ballet), Photo by Sharen Bradford

January & February 2023

Bishop Arts Theatre Center

The 1619 Project One-Act Festival

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$5,000 Artist Bonus Funding to 18 Key Artists and 7 Supporting Artists

Junior Players

Be More Chill

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$5,000 Artist Bonus Funding to 20 Key Artists and 19 Supporting Artists

Dallas Black Dance Theater

Cultural Awareness: Swipe Left by Sean J. Smith

$1,250 Pop-Up Grant
$2,500 Artist Bonus Funding to 2 Key Artists and 11 Supporting Artists

Nasher Sculpture Center

Afro Mingei: A Project by Theaster Gates

$2,500 Pop-Up Grant

Lyric Stage

Aida
$2,500 Pop-Up Grant
$5,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 3 Key Artists and 3 Supporting Artists

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AIDA (Lyric Stage), Photo by Marlee Fleisher

November & December 2022

AT&T Performing Arts Center

Bombshell Dance Project’s In the Conservatory with the Knife
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding to 8 Key Artists and 3 Supporting Artists

Soul Rep Theatre Company

Travisville
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding to 9 Key Artists and 7 Supporting Artists

Teatro Dallas

ASHES OF LIGHT/LA LUZ DE UN CIGARILLO
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding to 6 Key Artists and 6 Supporting Artists

Pegasus Contemporary Ballet

Fall Into Dance
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding to 8 Key Artists and 2 Supporting Artists

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September & October 2022

Cara Mía Theatre

Latinidades: A Festival of Latinx Theatre
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding to 3 Key Artists and 7 Supporting Artists

The Classics Theatre Project

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding to 4 Key Artists and 21 Supporting Artists

The Dallas Opera

Rigoletto (Livestream)
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Echo Theatre

Echo Offstage: Theatre Women Speak
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding to 3 Key Artists and 2 Supporting Artists

Latino Arts Project

Yanga and the AfroMexican Experience
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding to 2 Key Artists and 2 Supporting Artists

The Walls at Pleasant Grove

StylesFest
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding to 1 Key Artist and 8 Supporting Artists

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July & August 2022

Artstillery

In Spite of History, Part 1
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding to 6 Key Artists and 15 Supporting Artists

Artstillery, “In Spite of History, Part 1.” Photo by Alisa Eykilis

Dallas Theater Center

Public Works Dallas: The Odyssey 
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Turtle Creek Chorale

Let Us March On!
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding to 4 Key Artists

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May & June 2022

AT&T Performing Arts Center

Griots by Bandan Koro
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Yanga
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
Presented in partnership with the Latino Arts Project and the African-American Museum

Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s “Yanga.” Photo by Sylvia Elzafon

Fair Assembly

Macbeth
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding to 12 Key Artists and 8 Supporting Artists

Orchestra of New Spain

Celebrating Juneteenth
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding to 3 Key Artists and 10 Supporting Artists

Theatre Three

Stede Bonnet: A F*cking Pirate Musical
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding to 13 Key Artists and 14 Supporting Artists

 

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March & April 2022

AT&T Performing Arts Center

RAGE by Janelle Gray
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding

Bruce Wood Dance & Dallas Museum of Art

Slip Zone Suite
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding to 13 Key Artists and 5 Supporting Artists

Dallas Theater Center

The Sound of Music
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Nasher Sculpture Center

Sculpting Sound
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Dallas Theater Center’s “The Sound of Music.” Photo by Karen Almond.

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January & February 2022

Cara Mía Theatre

Luchadora!
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 19 Key Artists and 4 Supporting Artists

Nasher Sculpture Center

Carne y Arena
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
Presented in partnership with the George W. Bush Presidential Center and Fair Park First

Teatro Dallas

Pastor’s Paradox
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
Presented in partnership with The Juanita Craft Civil Rights House

Verdigris Ensemble

Betty’s Notebook
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 16 Key Artists

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(Left to Right) Cara Mia Theatre Co.’s “Luchadora!,” Nasher Sculpture Center’s “Carne y Arena,” Teatro Dallas’ “Pastor’s Paradox,” and Verdigris Ensemble’s “Betty’s Notebook”

November & December 2021

B. Moore Dance

Holiday in the City
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 9 Key Artists and 12 Supporting Artists

kNOwBOX dance

kNOwBOX dance Film Festival
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 24 Key Artists and 4 Supporting Artists

Bruce Wood Dance

ReNEW
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 13 Key Artists and 14 Supporting Artists

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Bruce Wood Dance, “Begin Again” by Yin Yue. Photo by Sharen Bradford.

October 2021

Bruce Wood Dance

Dallas Fall Arts Festival
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 9 Key Artists and 3 Supporting Artists

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Nasher Sculpture Center

Betye Saar: Call and Response
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Theatre Three

Little Shop of Horrors
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 14 Key Artists and 13 Supporting Artists

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August & September

American Baroque Opera Co.

Don Quixote
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 4 Key Artists and 8 Supporting Artists

Bombshell Dance Project

The Great 30
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 9 Key Artists and 3 Supporting Artists

Dallas Theater Center

Cake Ladies
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

The Dallas Opera

Everest – A Graphic Novel Opera
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

TITAS/Dance Unbound

‘Alice’ by MOMIX
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

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July 2021

Artstillery

Family Dollar
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 11 Key Artists and 9 Supporting Artists

Cry Havoc Theater Co.

Committed: Mad Women of the Asylum
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 9 Key Artists and 14 Supporting Artists

Dallas Center for Photography, “Photography and Dance Exhibition.”

Dallas Center for Photography

Photography and Dance Exhibition
$500 Pop-Up Grant
$1,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 10 Key Artists and 5 Supporting Artists

Fine Arts Chamber Players

Basically Beethoven: Festival-in-Place
$500 Pop-Up Grant
$1,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 15 Key Artists

Prism Movement Theater

Lucha Teotl
$500 Pop-Up Grant
$1,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 10 Key Artists and 20 Supporting Artists

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June 2021

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom and Diversity
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Theatre Three

The Music Man
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 10 Key Artists and 9 Supporting Artists

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May 2021

American Baroque Opera Company

Dido & Aeneas
$1,500 Pop-Up Grant
$3,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 2 Key Artists and 8 Supporting Artists

Cara Mía Theatre Co.

Ursula
$1,000 Pop-Up Grant
$2,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 2 Key Artists and 1 Supporting Artist

Soul Rep Theatre Co.

SOUL-O SHORTS
$1,500 Pop-Up Grant
$3,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 8 Key Artists and 6 Supporting Artists

TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND

Pilobolus in the Garden
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 1 Key Artist and 22 Supporting Artists

TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND, “Pilobolus in the Garden.” Photo by Stella Images.

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April 2021

Fine Arts Chamber Players

Clara’s Influence and Shadow & Light
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 7 Key Artists

Texas Ballet Theater

The Poetry of Expression
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Theatre Three

Love and Kindness in the Time of Quarantine
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 10 Key Artists and 8 Supporting Artists

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March 2021

B. Moore Dance

Bold Brilliant Beautiful You!
$1,500 Pop-Up Grant
$3,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 11 Key Artists and 5 Supporting Artists

Bruce Wood Dance

WOOD/SHOP
$1,500 Pop-Up Grant
$3,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 4 Key Artists and 14 Supporting Artists

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Dancing Beyond Borders
$1,500 Pop-Up Grant
$3,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 10 Key Artists and 2 Supporting Artists

Dallas Contemporary

Liu Xiaodong: Borders
$1,000 Pop-Up Grant
$2,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 1 Key Artist

Dallas Contemporary, “Borders” by Liu Xiaodong.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

The Concert Truck Residency
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

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February 2021

Avant Chamber Ballet

Still Growing + 19th Amendment
$1,000 Pop-Up Grant
$2,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 11 Key Artists and 4 Supporting Artists

Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Before You Get Married and Dancing in the Past
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$3,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 4 Key Artists and 1 Supporting Artist

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Reminisce
$1,500 Pop-Up Grant
$3,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 10 Key Artists and 2 Supporting Artists

Nasher Sculpture Center

Nasher Public: Vicki Meek’s “Stony the Road We Trod”
$1,000 Pop-Up Grant
$2,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 1 Key Artist

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January 2021

The Cedars Union

Flesh & Bone
$500 Pop-Up Grant
$1,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 1 Key Artist and 1 Supporting Artist

The Cube: An Interactive Experience for the Socially-Distanced Era

$1,500 Pop-Up Grant
$3,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 3 Key Artists and 2 Supporting Artists

Kitchen Dog Theater

#ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence
$1,000 Pop-Up Grant
$2,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 12 Key Artists

Shakespeare Dallas

Shakespeare Decoded
$1,000 Pop-Up Grant
$2,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 6 Key Artists and 6 Supporting Artists

Soul Rep Theatre, “DO NO HARM.” Photo by Malcolm Herod.

Soul Rep Theatre

DO NO HARM
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant
$4,000 Artist Bonus Funding
to 6 Key Artists and 5 Supporting Artists

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December 2020

Bruce Wood Dance

HOPE
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Cara Mía Theatre Co.

Remember. Breathe. Dream.
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Dallas Theater Center

In the Bleak Midwinter: A Christmas Carol for Our Time
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Lumedia Musicworks

Welcome to the West
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Turtle Creek Chorale

Holidays Unmuted
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

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November 2020

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Director’s Choice
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Dallas Children’s Theater

Social Justice Plays
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Teatro Dallas

A Grave is Given Supper
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Verdigris Ensemble

Life in Our Time
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

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October 2020

Aurora

Area 3
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

NEXT STAGE Digital Concert Series
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Kitchen Dog Theater

Get Up, Stand Up! A Drive-in Celebration of Democracy
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

TITAS/Dance Unbound

Virtually TITAS
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Undermain Theatre

St. Nicholas
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

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September 2020

Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Me & My Masks’ Monologue Competition
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Dallas Summer Musicals

Black Art Matters: A DSM Digital Series
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

The Dallas Opera

TDO Network
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

The Dallas Opera, “TDO Network.”

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August 2020

Cry Havoc Theater Company

Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground and Project Ghostlight
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Dallas Children’s Theater

Children & Racism Talkback
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Echo Theatre

It’s My Party!
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

Prism Movement Theater

Everything Will Be Fine
$2,000 Pop-Up Grant

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